Designed exclusively for school teams participating in the Polar Plunge, the Challenge gives students in elementary school through high school the opportunity to participate in a fun group activity while supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Nevada. By registering under the Cool School Challenge category, Cool School Challenge teams have the opportunity to earn money for their own school.  Each Cool School Challenge team that raises $1,500 or more will see 45% of the money they raise go back to their school. If they are a Champion School, they will get 50% back.  In order to qualify for the donation back, 50 percent of the team must be students, administrators or teachers at that school.  

What is a Polar Plunge®?
We are Plunging to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities.  The Polar Plunge® is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Nevada athletes by jumping or running into icy cold water in the middle of winter. The Plunge is NOT a swim, it’s a fundraiser!

Costumes?
Costumes are encouraged and awards presented to top fundraisers and best costumes!

Who can plunge?
Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart is welcome to participate. All ages are welcome and encouraged to join. 

Fundraising?
Yes and it’s so easy!  Online fundraising pages are created for each participant.  Plungers send emails to family, friends and co-workers providing the link to their fundraising page so supporters can make online secure credit card donations.

What's the minimum fundraising required?
Raise a minimum of $50 to participate. You’ll feel the thrill of the chill as you rush into the water with your classmates.  If you want to earn a Polar Plunge long-sleeve  t-shirt and free Post Plunge lunch,  you must raise a minimum of $125.  Of course, many raise more and receive additional incentive rewards given at $300, $500, $1,000, and $2,500!   

Want to support your school and Special Olympics without getting wet?
Register as a Chicken or Remote Plunger and raise funds. You get all of the same perks and make the same impact on our athletes’ lives but stay dry.

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